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^k'vVJf^tf "*b" ^%iii'W^^ It I- "X'5i 'i A7 S .V it 1 4* Clean. i V •J1 ..v iJsK-~' )SJi K if A? A pamphlet is being mailed to the voters of Hamilton by the COLUMBIA GAS SUPPLY CO., A SUBSIDIARY OF THE UNION GAS & ELECTRIC CO., signed by MR. W. W. FREEMAN, as Vice President. In Hamilton they are opposing the sale of artificial gas, and in this pamphlet MR W. W. FREEMAN STATES TO THE PEOPLE OF HAMILTON: "The Columbia Gas Supply Co. is in position to furnish a satisfac tory supply of natural gas to Hamilton under its contract and the peo ple of Hamilton can continue to use and enjoy natural gas service in definitely—if they so desire. There is no question of insufficient sup ply." "It is conceded that the heating value of by-product gas is about 530 B. T. U., and natural gas about 1100 B. T.U., and that if the two gases are used under exactly similar conditions, there will be more than twice as much heat furnished by natural gas than by an equal quan tity of artificial gas." THE HAMILTON FURNACE CO. OFFERS TO HAMILTON The best manufactured gas produced. Cheap Gas for Ten Years. Gas Free from Moisture. Gas which burns with Hotter Flame than natural gas. Gas with which you can Cook Quicker. Clean Gas which will keep your Cooking Utensils GAS AT UNIFORM PRESSURE. ALL THE GAS YOU REQUIRE AT ALL TIMES. PLENTY OF GAS IN COLDEST WEATHER. V- luLdteJ&lV!*.. I*. k *•.1 a a?-• .e -,x: J*. -"hP Vote "YES" For Coke Oven Gas On November 3rd Hamilton Furnace THE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS* READ THIS AND THINK It Is Self Evident That One of These Statements Is Not True MR. W. W. FREEMAN, President of the Union Gas & Electric Co., told the people of Cincinnati one story, when he sold them manufactured gas, and this same Mr. Freeman, as Vice President of the Columbia Gas Supply Co., tells the people of Hamilton just the opposite when he is opposing their buying manufactured gas. VOTERS OF HAMILTON, DO NOT BE FOOLED BY MR. W. W. FREEMAN AND THE UNION GAS & ELECTRIC CO. The voters of Hamilton on November 3rd will have the opportun ity to vote on an ordinance which embodies a proposal of the Hamilton Furnace Co. to furnish coke oven gas to the City of Hamilton for a period of ten years. The CITIZENS OF HAMILTON OWN Their GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, Bought and Paid For With Their Money. Every Citizen of Hamilton Has a Direct and Personal Interest in the Gas Distributing System. FIVE COUNCILMEN Are Endeavoring to LEASE THIS CITY OWNED GAS DISTRIBUTING SYSTEM to The Columbia Gas Supply Co., a Subsid iary of The UNION GAS & ELECTRIC CO. Buy Your Gas From the Hamilton Furnace Co. and Continue to OPERATE YOUR OWN GAS DISTRIBUTING SYSTEM, and DO NOT TURN THIS PROPERTY OVER TO A PRIVATE CORPORATION. Buy your gas from the Hamilton Furnace Co. at prices which would permit the City to make money and sell gas to consumers at rates substantially lower than any proposed on patural gas. Buy Your Gas From The HAMILTON FURNACE CO. and You Will Be Spending Your Money at Home Where It Will Benefit The City and Its Inhabitants *, YES NO •. "'fe' *.'"«•» This SAME MR. W. W. FREEMAN is President of the Union Gas & Electric Co. of Cincinnati. They are SELLING MANUFACTUR ED GAS IN CINCINNATI mixed with natural gas. HERE IS WHAT MR. FREEMAN WROTE THE CITY COUNCIL OF CINCINNATI ON MAY 5th, 1924: "These conditions produce a very definite and serious problem in connection with the future of the Cincinnati gas situation. After very thorough and serious research, the officers of the company are convinc ed that it is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE TO OBTAIN SUFFICIENT NATURAL GAS from any sourc2 at prices which would be accept able to the public to enable the company in the future to render ade quate and satisfactory service throughout the winter months." "It has been ascertained that THE FULL RICHNESS OF PURE NATURAL GAS IS NOT FULLY UTILIZED IN THE APPLIANCES WHICH ARE MANUFACTURED FOR GAS SERVICE—therefore, the company (Union Gas & Electric Co.) could furnish a mixed gas of not less than 800 heat units, which would yield in practical results a service substantial!*' ual to that of the natural gas alone (1100 heat units)." THE HAMILTON FURNACE CO. PROPOSES TO Sample Ballot By Ix Build a $3,000,000 modern by-product coke plant. Employ 400 Men Continuously for Ten Years. Pay out about $800,000 each year in wages. Furnish domestic coke for household use. Produce Benzol for Motor Fuel. Attract other industries to Hamilton to use various by-products. Move a daily average of 3300 tons of freight requir ing 70 freight cars and giving work to a lot of railroad men. Initiative Petition) AN ORDINANCE To authorize and direct the Director of Public Service of the city of Hamilton, Ohio, to forthwith enter into a con tract with the Hamilton Fur nace Company for a supply of artificial gas to the city of Hamilton and its inhabitants, upon the terms and condi tions set forth in said Ordi nance. ~i-' *y v .7-1 "t 11 1 Pft WJ V ,r^8 $ 1 -iO .•'HI. jJi v'Ji :4 4 •^3 4 1 I 5'h y K' V $ A ,:il